Rome will be your classroom. Can you imagine places like the Vatican, Pantheon, the Forum, or the Coliseum being part of your education? Welcome to study abroad! Wherever possible our courses take advantage of the city’s many opportunities through a series of course-related field studies to many historical, artistic, and cultural sites.
IES Abroad Rome has something for every major. We offer programs in Langauge & Area Studies, Art History & Fashion, Early Childhood Education, Film & Media Studies, History & Classics, International Relations, Sociology & Religion, Language & Culture, and Fashion Studies. With so many disciplines in one Center, you're able to customize your program with a multitude of IES Abroad classes. You can also enroll in courses at a local university, where you will experience first-hand the Italian educational system. Maybe you’ll even make some Italian friends while you’re at it.
- Partake in unique field trips to sites such as the Amalfi Coast or Tuscany.
- Feel at home in IES Abroad-vetted housing, which may include homestays, residence halls with local university students, and/or apartments (often with a local resident assistant).
- Complement your courses by going on one of many course-related trips.
- Have access to a variety of student services.
- IES Abroad gives $5 million in scholarships and aid
IES Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid
As far as we're concerned, financial limitations shouldn't prevent you from studying abroad with us. That's why we offer more than $5 million in scholarships and aid.
No matter what your level of Italian language proficiency, this program is for you. Students enroll in an Italian language course and choose from a variety of other courses, taught in both English and Italian. You can also enroll in courses at a local university, where you will experience first-hand the Italian educational system. Maybe you’ll even make some Italian friends while you’re at it.
Our Rome Summer Language & Culture Program offers a variety of language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced, taught by expert faculty trained in second language acquisition. Practice all four skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) while maintaining the main emphasis on oral production. During your time in Rome, you won't just speak the language--you'll learn what makes the Italian culture one of a kind.
Explore fashion design and production in one of the world’s top fashion cities. Through coursework and hands-on experience, you’ll explore the theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary Italian fashion production. Field trips to local museums, exhibitions, and more provide context for what you are learning in the classroom. We also partner with the Accademia di Costume e Moda—a center of excellence for fashion and costume design education—to provide two fundamental fashion courses.
Our Film & Media Studies program makes Rome the set of your study abroad adventure. It’s here you'll connect your passion to your studies while enrolling in courses where you'll create your own documentary, explore the ethics of storytelling, and more. An Italian language course rounds out your film studies focus. You also have the opportunity to take Italian- or English-taught courses in the Humanities, Religious Studies, and Social Sciences at the prestigious Università degli Studi Roma Tre.
Our International Relations Program explores the role and history of Italian involvement in European, Mediterranean, and world affairs from the 1800s to the present. You’ll examine the long-lasting interaction and implications of Italy’s position in the EU, the intricacies and complexities of Italian politics since the end of WWII, fundamental contemporary issues such as terrorism and mass migration, and more.